Accessibility links

Breaking News

Former Governor Shot Dead In Western Ukraine

(RFE/RL) Lviv, Ukraine; 29 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Reports from western Ukraine today say unidentified gunmen shot dead former Lviv Oblast Governor Stepan Senchuk.

Police say Senchuk was found dead, lying near his car in a village near Lviv.

Senchuk headed the Lviv regional administration from 1999 through 2001. Earlier this year, he joined the Our Ukraine People's Union, President Viktor Yushchenko's power base.

RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reported that Senchuk had close ties with Petro Oliynyk, the current governor of the Lviv region.

(with local agencies)

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.